Candide's Voltaire

202310feb7:30 pmCandide's VoltaireTown:Big Sky 7:30 pm

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Pre-concert lecture with John Lenti, lutenist, exploring the life and context of Voltaire from 6:45–7:10 pm.

Voltaire was a walking superlative. He was the most famous man in Europe. He was also the most prolific author, the best-loved playwright, the busiest letter-writer. He was the most in love, and he drank the most coffee. He was the greatest annoyance to cruelty, tyranny, and ignorance. Near the end of his amazingly long life, he wrote the hilarious, tragic, philosophical novel for which is best-known, Candide. We’ll show you how he got there in this uncategorizable program. You want love songs? We got ’em, sung by literal Grammy-winners. Hilarity? You bet. Tragedy? Yeah, bring a hanky. Care for some heart-stopping virtuoso music on viola da gamba? We’ll throw that in, too.


Arwen Myers, soprano
Aaron Shehan tenor
Carrie Krause, baroque violin
Sarah Stone, viola da gamba
John Lenti, theorbo

Recognized as a Schwer-Toepffer Soirée, the performance is underwritten by the Schwer-Toepffer Memorial Fund and focuses on the love and deep appreciation for classical music in its many forms.


Big Sky Chapel

510 Little Coyote Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716

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Repertoire includes works by Rameau, Marais, Forqueray, Mozart, and Bach.




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